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How do I turn off the search function that looks in Dropbox as well as my mac?  Is that possible?  I have several works files on my mac that I use every day.  Once a week I copy them to Dropbox as a back up.  Since starting to use Alfred when I search for one of those files it pulls up both - the one on my mac & the one in Dropbox (same file name).  Is it possible to eliminate Dropbox from the Alfred file search?  Or better yet, is it possible to create a workflow that automatically updates these 5 files every time I save them?  I don't mind doing it manually .. just curious.

 

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How do I turn off the search function that looks in Dropbox as well as my mac?  Is that possible?  I have several works files on my mac that I use every day.  Once a week I copy them to Dropbox as a back up.  Since starting to use Alfred when I search for one of those files it pulls up both - the one on my mac & the one in Dropbox (same file name).  Is it possible to eliminate Dropbox from the Alfred file search?  Or better yet, is it possible to create a workflow that automatically updates these 5 files every time I save them?  I don't mind doing it manually .. just curious.

 

Alfred uses Spotlight's metadata server to perform searches. That being the case, if there are files/folders that you wish to have excluded from search you can drop them into the Privacy tab of Spotlights settings. You may need to follow this up by popping up Alfred and typing 'reload' and pressing Enter. This will clear Alfred's cache.

 

As far as a workflow to automatically update them when the files are saved.. Are you just wanting to use a command to copy the files to a specific location? Or are you wanting it to actually monitor the files for changes? Alfred doesn't do the latter. You could use something like Hazel to do something like that. If you want to enter a command to perform some commands, Alfred could easily do this.

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